M.Sc. Banking and Finance (Specialist MSc)

Loughborough University

Application deadline: Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee:
  • £ 8,750 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 8,750 / Year (National)
  • £ 16,650 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Why study Banking and Finance at Loughborough University?

This specialist programme provides both basic training in preparation for higher degrees by research (MPhil or PhD), and vocational training for careers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, particularly banking and central banking.

It provides training in banking, finance and research methods whilst allowing continued specialisation in either microeconomics or macroeconomics. This enables you to develop sophistication in areas of economics, banking and finance that suit you best. A very wide choice of options is available.

For further details about the course visit: lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/baf/

Contents

Assessment is 75% examination and 25% coursework for most modules.

Semester One:

Core Modules

* Financial Economics
* Research Methods
* Research Communication (two-semester module)
* The Financial System

Optional Modules (choose one)

* Economics of Money and Finance
* Macroeconomic Analysis
* Microeconomic Analysis
* Stochastic Models in Finance
* Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales

Semester Two:

Core Modules

* Asset Management and Derivatives or Corporate Finance
* Banking and Financial Markets
* Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics
* Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional Modules (choose one)

* Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
* Comparative Banking
* Credit Risk Management
* Development Finance
* Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

*The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules.

Summer Period

Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.

The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please check our website.

Requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree with some economics. Modules must include macroeconomics and microeconomics. Where the UK honours degree system is not used, applicants must have studied at least 14 relevant modules (including maths, statistics, economics, banking, finance BUT NOT accounting, business or management).

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

5-week course: IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component

10-week course: IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

Scholarships and Bursaries worth up to 100% of fees!!

The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants some worth up to 100% of your fees!

Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:

* Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
* Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
* Sports scholarships
* Hardship bursaries and other funding options
* International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships

Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.

For more details visit: lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/fees-funding

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Accreditation

Triple accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)

The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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